Valerie Herrera serves her community with heart and tenacity, mastering the Peak tools to create equity for those most marginalized in our community.
DenPeakAcademy Brightspot: How Rachel Lindgren & DHS “Kaizened” The Intern Trails Onboarding Process
During the first quarter of 2021, Rachel Lindgren, a Denver Human Services (DHS) Child Welfare Learning and Development (L&D) Team member, went through the Peak Green Belt (GB) Training and […]
DENPeakAcademy Brightspot: How Lori Martinez “Kaizened” & “6S’d” Her Remote Work Space During The COVID-19 Pandemic
When the pandemic began in 2020, like many employees across the nation, Lori A. Martinez found herself working remotely, from home. Her living space is open concept, so she thought […]
Kudos to Carol Martin for improving her “Committee Consent Agenda” Process, certifying her as a Peak Green Belt. While working at the office, Carol would print the entire “Committee Consent […]
DenPeakAcademy Brightspot: How Captain Deric Wynn & The Denver Sheriffs Department Improved The Sealed Records Process
Written by Deric Wynn, Denver Sheriffs Department (DSD) Captain – April 2021. From beginning to end, the Denver Peak Academy training & mission statement aims to train and develop employees […]
Elaine took on non-widgety widgets, and improved them!
DenPeakAcademy Brightspot: How The DOF Treasury & Tax Audit Team Increased The Efficiency of The Audit Write-Up Process
In January of 2020, the Department of Finance’s Treasury Tax Audit (DOF TRE Tax Audit) Team, led by Ken Martinez, noticed that their write-ups could take two to several hours […]
Yes, we made up a new word. COVInnovation = an innovation from City of Denver public servants implemented during the COVID pandemic. Thank you so much to each and every […]
When the Covid-19 pandemic began, agencies all throughout the City and County of Denver were hard at work identifying what they needed to innovate to adapt to the current circumstances. […]
In my time as a process improvement specialist at the City of Denver, I have only come across a few individuals who truly possess the essence of public service, and […]
Find out what happens when you take a plumbing inspector out of the field and put him into a completely virtual DOTI Black Belt Fellowship. Spoiler alert: record-breaking levels of innovation.
Joey Hernandez spent his DOTI Black Belt Fellowship with the street sweeping team, saving almost 26 million gallons of water and 668 staff hours in the process.
Every year, Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) hires approximately 1,500 staff to support, run, and maintain the City of Denver’s over 200 City parks, 30 recreation centers, 30 swimming pools, […]
Bright Spot: The DSD Adopt-A-Pod Project: How The DSD Focused on Improving The Use of Existing Resources & Leveraging Outside Community Agencies to Improve Inmate Outcomes
Written by Andrew Jones, Denver Sheriffs Department (DSD) Program Administrator, Downtown Denver Detention Center – July 2020 “I have been working with the DSD and the City and County of […]
Have you ever been hungry? I mean, really hungry? Where nothing else seems possible until you get some food in your belly? In America before the pandemic, 11 million children […]
In 2019, JaQuale and her team at Denver’s county jail – The Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) improved the “Inmate Request Process,” through a very visual & innovative solution. Instead […]